Charles L. Cotton

President’s Column | Make A Plan To Defend Your Freedom At The Polls

If you ever needed proof that your vote matter sand elections have consequences, today's headlines should convince you.

President’s Column | Supreme Court Affirms Right To Bear Arms As Congress Tries To Weaken Due Process

We need to focus on better solutions that exist within the framework of freedom.

President’s Column | 2022 NRA Annual Meetings And Moving Forward

What you probably read in the news about the NRA Annual Meetings, and what those of us who attended the event witnessed, were entirely different.

President’s Column | Will Civility Ever Return? Is The Rule Of Law Still Alive?

The "leak" of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion and subsequent attempts to threaten the Court's justices are examples of the pitiable state of the rule of law in our country.

President’s Column | Ukraine’s Example

For anyone who ever needed proof of how crucial gun rights are to our survival and our safety, I have just two words of advice: Remember Ukraine!

President’s Column | NRA In The States

One thing is absolutely clear—in terms of passing good bills and defeating bad bills, the NRA-ILA is the proverbial "800-pound gorilla" at both the federal and state levels.

President’s Column | The Life-Saver: Vigilance

Preserving innocent life is predicated on the protection of our Second Amendment freedoms.

President’s Column | Politicians Are Working to Disarm You Even As They Gut The Rule Of Law

We are seeing the biggest spike in crime in more than 20 years due to the Biden administration's failures.

President’s Column | Hold Their Feet To The Fire

The best way to defend your right to protect yourself and your loved ones is to replace anti-gun politicians with solid pro-gun majorities in both the U.S. Senate and House.

President’s Column | Welcome Others To Freedom

As your new NRA president, I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve our Association and protect your right to keep and bear arms.

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